REACH Half Day Symposium: The role of muscles in chronic low back pain

Wed, 8/26/2020 - 12:00pm - 3:35pm


The meeting is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required.

Virtual Meeting Information

Information to access the Zoom meeting will be provided in confirmation email upon registration. Please note this event takes place from 9:00 am - 12:35 pm PST and from 12:00 pm - 3:35 pm EST. 


9:00 am - 9:10 am             Welcome Remarks and Announcements

                                          Dr. Wolf Mehling, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

                                          Dr. Roland Krug, UCSF

9:10 am - 9:25 am             Introduction to the Program

                                          Dr. Jeffrey Lotz, UCSF

Session I: What Is Seen Clinically?

9:25 am - 10:00 am           Clinical phenotype of muscle-related chronic low back pain

                                          Dr. Sibel Deviren, UCSF

10:00 am - 10:35 am         Multifidus, trunk control and movement strategies in persons with recurrent low back pain

                                          Dr. Kornelia Kulig, University of Southern California (USC)

10:35 am - 11:00 am         Clinical implications of chronic myofascial pain and central sensitization

                                          Dr. Jay Shah, National Institutes of Health (NIH)  

11:10 am - 11:25 am         BREAK

Session II: How to Improve Clinical Assessment?

11:25 am - 12:00 pm         Muscle MRI: Methods and applications

                                          Dr. Roland Krug, UCSF

Session III: Potential for Targeted Therapy

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm       Regenerative capacity of paraspinal muscles

                                        Dr. Brian Feeley, UCSF

12:35 pm                         Adjourn